Megan Michelson

Smith Optics Turntable - Sunglasses: Reviews

Unlike a lot of other big and sassy sunglasses, the Turntable's high-tech lenses mimic the curve of your eyeball and help reduce eye fatigue. Upgrade to the polarized lenses if you spend a lot of...

G3 Alpinist Climbing Skins – Tools: Reviews

Because they stay sticky in a variety of snow conditions and temperatures, G3 skins have long been a tester favorite. This year, thanks to an extra coat of waterproofing and a redesigned tip...

Oakley Grapevine - Sunglasses: Reviews

Designed with wide, curved lenses to optimize peripheral view, the Grapevine is sporty enough for a day hike, but fashionable enough for the city. oakley.com

Mammut Nirvana 25 – Daypack: Reviews

Heading out the gate? This low-profile and lightweight (three-pound) pack comfortably carries skis, avy gear, and a helmet. There's also extra back protection and an insulated hydration-tube sleeve...

Adidas Cubic Lush - Sunglasses: Reviews

Although they look feminine enough for drinks on the patio, the Cubic Lush stayed put even on a windy road ride. Lightweight and rimless, they're best suited for women with small features. adidas....

Ortovox S1 – Adventure Electronics: Reviews

Beacon technology continues to evolve: The new S1 has the smartest electronic signal separation for multiple burials we've seen. It also includes an inclinometer and electronic compass. ortovox.com

Tifosi Optics Alpe - Sunglasses: Reviews

Shades in this price range are usually ill-fitting or outfitted with crappy lenses. Not so with the Alpe. The ear pads are adjustable and the polycarbonate lenses are surprisingly crisp. tifosioptics...

Orage Haven 3 Ply - Pants: Reviews

Like most ski pants, the waterproof-breathable Havens have thigh vents and plenty of pockets. But thanks to smart details—like leather zipper pulls and a loose cut—they look better than...

Voile Mini Telepro T6 – Tools: Reviews

This sturdy new aluminum shovel has all the perks of a big spade—namely, a strong scoop for quick digging—without the bulk or weight (it's just one pound nine ounces). If you're ultra-...

Scott Format Jacket - Midweight Jacket: Reviews

When buttoned up, the 550-down-filled Format can handle the coldest mountain weather. And when it finally warms up, detach the hood, crack the underarm vents, and keep on riding. scottusa.com

DNA Louie Louie Pant - Pants: Reviews

Don't judge these pin-striped slacks on their looks alone. They're completely waterproof-breathable, and thanks to an extra bit of insulation in the seat, you won't freeze your ass off on the...

Quiksilver J-Turn - Midweight Jacket: Reviews

The most refreshing trend in skiwear: technical ski jackets that are stylish enough to wear around town. The water-resistant J-Turn looks as good with jeans as it does with ski pants. quiksilver.com

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